Thank you all for my well wishes. I am doing lots of napping and in between, some crafting. Finally blocked this scarf I've been working on, and I love it! I had my doubts about Noro yarn because it seemed so rough at first purchase. Maybe it was the year-long wait that softened it up, maybe the more I touched it the more I got used to the texture, or maybe it was in the blocking process. All I know is that I love this scarf and this one's mine! (For real this time.)
What I did was used a basic knitted dishcloth pattern -one that starts from the corner up. I just never decreased. To keep it closed, I added snaps and when I find the perfect button, I'll tack it on the outside for adornment. So, no button holes on this one.
ETA: Basic Knitted Dishcloth Pattern